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TOPIC: How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us 19 Jan 2017 04:03 #1

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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us 19 Jan 2017 16:26 #2

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Excellent article and so true.
Loneliness is endemic especially amongst the elderly.
Maybe not so much in tiny villages such as ours but certainly in bigbtowns and cities.
AgeUK here runs a befriending seevice staffed by volunteers who phone up and/or visit people living alone so that they have human contact.
In our village we have lots of things going on that people living alone join in with and socialise.
Lunch club in the Village Hall does a subsidiesed lunch three days a week
Every day in there we have different clubs, indoor bowls, TaiChi, Keep Fit, Bingo, Craft club, Mens club, Womens Institute once a month plus the vicar does a coffeee morning and short service every Wednesday morning in the Hall.
There's a Park n Bark dog walking posse who are out together on the beach walking theirs and other peoples dogs twice a week when it is fine weather.
Through summer we have events on the Village Green that the various clubs and groups have stalls on to raise funds and recruit new members.
On top of that we have a well supported and very good Village Pub and they have entertainment on every weekend.
They do food as well and there's always a two meals for £10 menu option.
Easier to do all that in a tiny village because people look out for one another and nobody falls through the cracks.
When we lived in London it was not unusual to hear about people being found dead in their homes and having been dead for ages without their neighbours noticing or reporting their absence.
That could never happen here.
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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us 04 Feb 2017 02:35 #3

Over-socialization of introverts is just as deadly. The odd thing is that for all the harping about the dangers of under-socialization that can be found littering the web and academia little is said about the damaging effects of over-socialization. Believe it or not the most authoritative essay on the question of over-socialization was authored by Ted Kazinski aka unibomber. Not many people have written about over-socialization.

A big reason there is so much written about under-socialization is to attack parents that wish to remove their kids from public school. They don't care if an introvert that was forcefully socialized commits suicide.
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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us 03 Mar 2017 20:53 #4

Isolation killing us ? Really :iitm:
Id say exposure to today's engineered ,degrading culture and society ,Is killing ''us''

In isolation ,in stillness ,if only for a moment or two ,you can connect with something that GIVES you life ,connects you with your soul ,your creator and whats commonly called God,
Insurgent's in a matrix
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